1995 Tournament of the Americas

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FIBA Americas Championship 1995
7th FIBA American Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Argentina
Dates August 15-27
Teams (from 41 federations)
Venues (in 2 host cities)
Champions  Puerto Rico (4th title)
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The 1995 Tournament of the Americas, known now as the FIBA Americas Championship, was a basketball championship hosted by Argentina from August 15 to August 27, 1995. The games were played in Tucuman and Neuquen. This FIBA Americas Championship was to earn the three berths allocated to the Americas for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. The United States did not participate in the tournament, as the team claimed the host berth in the Olympics. Puerto Rico defeated Argentina in the final to win the tournament. Brazil beat Canada in the third place game to claim the final Olympic berth.

Competing nations[edit]

The following national teams competed:

Group A Group B

 Barbados
 Canada
Cuba Cuba
 Dominican Republic
 Puerto Rico

 Argentina
 Bahamas
 Brazil
 Uruguay
 Venezuela

Preliminary rounds[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
 Puerto Rico 8 4 4 0 361 326 +35
 Canada 6 4 2 2 337 312 +25
Cuba Cuba 6 4 2 2 369 336 +33
 Dominican Republic 6 4 2 2 329 326 +3
 Barbados 4 4 0 4 271 367 -96

August 15, 1995

 Puerto Rico 105–95  Cuba
 Dominican Republic 82–79  Canada

August 16, 1995

 Dominican Republic 86–66  Barbados
 Puerto Rico 84–73  Canada

August 17, 1995

 Cuba 96–55  Barbados
 Puerto Rico 82–75  Dominican Republic

August 18, 1995

 Canada 90–79  Cuba
 Puerto Rico 90–83  Barbados

August 19, 1995

 Canada 95–67  Barbados
 Cuba 99–86  Dominican Republic

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
 Brazil 7 4 3 1 354 320 +34
 Uruguay 7 4 3 1 343 313 +30
 Argentina 7 4 3 1 326 290 +36
 Bahamas 5 4 1 3 317 372 -55
 Venezuela 4 4 0 4 312 357 -45

August 15, 1995

 Argentina 83–66  Venezuela
 Uruguay 84–81  Brazil

August 16, 1995

 Brazil 91–78  Bahamas
 Argentina 79–75  Uruguay

August 17, 1995

 Uruguay 104–78  Bahamas
 Brazil 99–80  Venezuela

August 18, 1995

 Uruguay 80–75  Venezuela
 Argentina 86–66  Bahamas

August 19, 1995

 Brazil 83–78  Argentina
 Bahamas 95–91  Venezuela

Quarterfinal Group[edit]

The top four teams in both Group A and Group B advanced to the quarterfinal group. Then each team played the four from the other group once to complete a full round robin with the top four advancing to the semifinals. Records from the preliminary groups carried over.

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
 Argentina 13 7 6 1 633 545 +88
 Puerto Rico 13 7 6 1 658 609 +49
 Canada 11 7 4 3 665 608 +57
 Brazil 10 7 3 4 645 628 +17
 Cuba 10 7 3 4 657 654 +3
 Uruguay 10 7 3 4 596 611 -15
 Dominican Republic 9 7 2 5 586 664 -78
 Bahamas 8 7 1 6 615 736 -121

August 21, 1995

 Canada 94–73  Uruguay
 Dominican Republic 100–98  Brazil
 Argentina 86–81  Cuba
 Puerto Rico 139–95  Bahamas

August 22, 1995

 Canada 130–89  Bahamas
 Brazil 110–95  Cuba
 Argentina 97–75  Dominican Republic
 Puerto Rico 89–83  Uruguay

August 23, 1995

 Uruguay 88–81  Dominican Republic
 Argentina 105–70  Puerto Rico
 Canada 104–99  Brazil
 Cuba 99–88  Bahamas

August 24, 1995

 Bahamas 121–87  Dominican Republic
 Cuba 109–89  Uruguay
 Argentina 102–95  Canada
 Puerto Rico 89–83  Brazil

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
August 26, 1995
  Puerto Rico  98  
  Canada  81  
 
August 27, 1995
      Puerto Rico  87
    Argentina  86
Third place
August 26, 1995 August 27, 1995
  Argentina  87   Canada  79
  Brazil  82     Brazil  97

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Record
1  Puerto Rico 9-1
2  Argentina 8-2
3  Brazil 5-5
4  Canada 5-5
5  Cuba 4-4
6  Uruguay 4-4
7  Dominican Republic 3-5
8  Bahamas 2-6
9  Venezuela 0-4
10  Barbados 0-4


References[edit]

FIBA Archive